Applications and Deadlines

Applications are for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions.

Apply by July 15 through the SOPHAS application and pay the $50 UB application fee in addition to the SOPHAS fee (international students apply by April 1):

  • MPH program
  • MPH portion of the MD/MPH combined program

Apply by April 1 through the SOPHAS Express application and pay the $50 UB application fee in addition to the SOPHAS Express fee:

  • MPH program for eligible current UB students enrolled in UB's graduate public health certificate

Apply by January 15 to the BS-Public Health/MPH program for current eligible UB public health students only through the BS/MPH application.


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Minimum GRE scores in the 50th percentile for each category
  • Additional courses in mathematics if you do not have at least three semesters of successful coursework in calculus. Prior coursework in advanced calculus and statistics is desirable, but not essential. Also highly recommended are:
    • One general biology course
    • One health related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, or physiology)
    • One year of college level chemistry
    • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
    • A basic computing course

GRE Exceptions

While GRE scores are required for admission to the MPH program in most cases, you may not need to provide GRE scores if:

  • You are a student in UB's Advanced Graduate Public Health Certificate program and obtain grades of 3.0 (B) or better in all certificate courses. 
  • You have an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university in the United States.
  • You are an applicant for the combined MPH/JD program and you are approved for a GRE waiver.
  • You submit satisfactory MCAT, GMAT or PCAT scores for qualifying MPH concentrations. 
  • You are a student in the University at Buffalo bachelor's program in public health, or psychology and meet required GPA criteria.

If the admissions committee can not determine your ability to be successful in the MPH program based on MCAT, GMAT, or PCAT scores, or based on prior course work, you may still be required to submit GRE scores.

Questions? Contact Us.

Contact Noreen McGuire, academic program coordinator, at or (716) 829-6142.

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